Coonamble railway line

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Coonamble Line
Coonamble Railway Station.jpg
Technical
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Route map

Coonamble
Combara
Brightling
Gular
Armatree
Curban
Kamber
Gilgandra
Balladoran
Eumungerie
Mogriguy
Talbragar
Troy Junction to Merrygoen
joins the Main West line at Dubbo

The Coonamble railway line is a railway line in New South Wales, Australia. The line branches from the Main West Line at Dubbo. It opened in 1903,[1] and carried passenger traffic until the 1970s. 900/950 class railmotors were first introduced[dubious ] on the service between Dubbo and Coonamble.[2][vague] It continues to carry goods traffic, predominantly grain. The disused historic Coonamble railway station is currently at risk of demolition due to vandalism and high maintenance costs.[3] The line is owned by the Rail Infrastructure Corporation of New South Wales, however operations over the line are managed by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) under a 60-year agreement.[4] The northern section of the line features track that is in generally poor condition with derailments not uncommon.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bozier, Rolfe; et al. "Coonamble Line". NSWrail.net. Retrieved 7 May 2007.
  2. ^ "Railway Service Provision". State Records NSW. Archived from the original on 8 September 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2007.
  3. ^ "Old railway station faces uncertain future". ABC News. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Final Tripartite Agreement". ARTC. Retrieved 24 May 2007.[dead link]
  5. ^ Rail line condition puts grain plant on hold ABC News